Parent Alert: What You Need to Know About Your Children’s Eye Health

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety month. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, there are many things you need to know about children’s eye health. The American Optometric Association recommends that infants receive their first comprehensive physical eye exam at six months, with follow-ups at three years and five or six years. After the age of six, children should receive an eye exam every two years, unless they have eyeglasses, which may require annual checkups. A great [...continue reading]

Sleep Stats

Sleep disorders plague Americans. The statistics behind how many Americans suffer from mild to debilitating sleep-related medical issues is astounding. Here are some sleep-related stats: Approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Nearly half of Americans report that they snore. 37.9% have unintentionally fallen asleep at least once during the day within the last month. Driving drowsy is deadly: there are 40,000 nonfatal injuries and 1,550 fatalities annually. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Nearly 10% of [...continue reading]

What are BluTech Lenses?

Maybe you’ve heard about harmful blue light rays and the significant danger they can pose to your eyes and sleep cycles. BluTech Lenses wants to give you some additional information about who we are and who are lenses can help benefit. BluTech Lenses are for people of all ages - children, teens and adults. They’re designed for anyone that regularly uses electronic devices, such as Smartphones, computers, flat-screen TVs and tablets, for several hours a day. Designed to help reduce [...continue reading]

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Americans are haunted by sleep disorders, with nearly 40 million suffering from some type of chronic sleep disturbance. There are many different types of sleep disorders, which can range from mild to debilitating. Insomnia - Insomnia is defined as someone that cannot fall asleep or stay asleep when he/she has the opportunity to get a full night of sleep. Insomnia may include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or waking up too early. Insomnia can negatively affect someone’s [...continue reading]

Tips for Sleeping Well

Did you know that consumption could be wreaking havoc on your sleep cycle? It’s not just what you eat, but it’s also what you intake, which includes supplements and even technology. Here are some great tips to help even out your sleep cycle and wake well-rested. Skip Chocolate for Dessert - Cocoa contains caffeine, which perks you up. Whether it’s brownies, cookies, ice cream or candy, that sweet chocolate could be costing you precious hours of sleep. If you want [...continue reading]

How an Out-of-Sync Biological Clock May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Depression

Our bodies are finely tuned machines – clocks if you will – that keep time and ticking pulses, regulating our body’s internal organs, hormones, energy level and mental health. When part of this is thrown out of whack, it can cause cascading health effects, including mood disorders and depression. The body’s “master clock” is located in the brain – specifically the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This clock relies on cues from the sun to determine the time of day and when it’s [...continue reading]

Disrupt Your Body Clock, Increase Your Risk of Depression

A large new study has confirmed that if the body’s internal clock is disrupted, it increases the risk of developing depression and mood disorders. The University of Glasgow conducted a study that analyzed circadian rhythms. These rhythms are like little ticks that control the body’s temperature, sleep patterns, hormones and immune systems. The study included 90,000 people and measured their daily rest-activity rhythms, known as relative amplitude. Study participants that had a lower relative amplitude were at a significantly greater [...continue reading]

Study Finds Blue Light from Electronic Devices Linked to Some Cancers

A new study suggests that exposure to blue light that is emitted from Smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs and LEDs may increase your risk of developing prostate or breast cancer. The study, published by Environmental Health Perspectives, analyzed artificial light exposure at night among breast and prostate cancer patients. Reviewing the case files of approximately 2,000 people living in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, researchers were able to measure their direct exposure to artificial light. This included using images that are courtesy [...continue reading]

Children’s Eye Health

The Vision Council has released data about the number of American adults that suffer from digital eye strain, but what about the children age 18 and younger that are eagerly captivated by today’s growing number of electronic devices? According to a Nielsen Study, 70% of children under the age of 12 regularly use tablets and iPads. A study by the Journal of Pediatrics highlights concerning statistics. 20% of children 1-year-old or younger use a tablet 28% of 2-year-old children can [...continue reading]

Facts and Myths about Blue Light Debunked

Digital Eye Strain is a medical condition that is popping up in news stories everywhere. You’ve probably read about how electronic devices emit harmful blue light, which affects eye health, vision and sleep cycles. But, there’s so much information available, how do you sort fact from fiction? BluTech Lenses will help shed some light on the subject. MYTH: Blue Light Is Not Natural While blue light didn’t make breaking news until electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, tablets and Smartphones [...continue reading]

The Facts about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a relatively common eye condition. It is the leading cause of loss of vision in adults age 50 and older. AMD makes it difficult for people to see objects that are straight ahead. Some people experience gradual vision loss over a long time, while others have a progressive form of the disease, which can cause loss of vision in one eye or both. As the disease progresses, objects appear dimmer and dark spots may develop [...continue reading]

Digital Eye Strain – A Real Medical Condition

Whether it is Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) or digital eye strain, The Vision Council agrees that these conditions are increasing. As the number of digital devices increase, doctors are seeing more patients suffering from eye strain and discomfort after using these devices for more than two hours at a time. As many as 83% of Americans also use digital devices for more than two hours daily, with nearly 53% using two simultaneously. This is causing more than 60% of people [...continue reading]


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